Bringing Seeds of Hope to The World

Joanna Geraghty, Concern U.S. CEO Colleen Kelly, Seeds of Hope honoree Eileen McDonnell, and Dominic MacSorley, CEO of Concern Worldwide, at a kick-off reception at the Irish Consulate in New York. (Photo: Zach Hetrick / Concern)

By Olivia O’Mahony, Editorial Assistant
October / November 2017

Irish relief organization Concern Worldwide U.S., which for the past 40 years has served the poorest of the poor across 26 countries around the world, will hold its 21st annual Seeds of Hope award dinner on November 28. This year’s Seeds of Hope honoree is Eileen McDonnell, chairman, president, and CEO of Penn Mutual Life. McDonnell, whose grandparents were born in Clare, Leitrim, Mayo, and Sligo said of her ancestors that their “courage and optimism embodies the spirit of the Irish, which I’m proud to have inherited.”

On December 8, Concern will also host its annual Winter Ball, where supporters and friends of the organization will recognize the humanitarian work achieved over the last year, notably the aid provided to those combating the hunger crisis in East Asia, and look ahead to challenges of 2018. For more information, visit concernusa.org. ♦


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